Thursday, July 25, 2013
Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins and Probate Judge Willow Misty Parks are holding receptions to showcase two extraordinarily creative and diverse art shows by local artists.
Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins is sponsoring an art exhibit that will feature more than 20 original works by contemporary abstract painter Christian Michael Gallegos. Gallegos’ works will cover almost 100-feet of wall space on the 10th floor. His show, called “Walk With Me,” is the 26th in a series of exhibits showcasing District 3 artists.
“Art is my first breath and my last prayer. It’s everything I think of…everything I am doing in my life,” says the 44-year old painter from both New York City and New Mexico. “I have this passion to create. I buy seven yards of raw canvas at a time.”
On the same day from 4 - 7 p.m. on the sixth floor at One Civic Plaza NW, Bernalillo County Probate Judge Willow Misty Parks will host a reception to unveil a huge epoxy/fiberglass rendition of the official county seal. It was created by local artist and sculptor Doug Czor and features the iconic eight Rambouillet sheep that represent one of the area’s first industries, sheep ranching, and the eight original land grants that formed Bernalillo County’s boundaries.
“We will showcase two examples of fine art by APS students that will be auctioned off at the “A is for Art”- APS Foundation gala on Friday, September 20, at Hotel Albuquerque,” says Judge Parks. “One is a large oil painting of a farmer by Rio Grande High School Student Ana Oaxaca. The other is a watercolor of a mosaic-patterned fish head by Cibola High School student Sarah Wirtz. We are proud to support the work of our local artists.”
The “Walk With Me” exhibit will continue through September 30 and the Probate Court/APS art exhibit will conclude on September 17. The new county emblem will be permanently installed at probate court. Please click here
for a downloadable and printable invitation.
The City/County Building is located at the northwest corner of Civic Plaza, at the intersection of Marquette and 5th Street NW. Parking is available in the garage under Civic Plaza or on surrounding streets.
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